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1953 New York Yankees season

1953 New York Yankees
1953 World Series Champions
1953 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
    Manager(s) Casey Stengel
    Local television WPIX
    Local radio WINS (AM)
    (Mel Allen, Jim Woods, Joe E. Brown)
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    The 1953 New York Yankees season was the 51st season for the team in New York, and its 53rd season overall. The team finished with a record of 99–52, winning their 20th pennant, finishing 8.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 6 games. This was the Yankees fifth consecutive World Series win, a record that still stands.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
    Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
    Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
    Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
    Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
    Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
    Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
    St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

    Roster

    1953 New York Yankees
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Berra, YogiYogi Berra 137 503 149 .296 27 108
    1B Collins, JoeJoe Collins 127 387 104 .269 17 44
    2B Martin, BillyBilly Martin 149 587 151 .257 15 75
    3B McDougald, GilGil McDougald 141 581 154 .285 10 83
    SS Rizzuto, PhilPhil Rizzuto 134 413 112 .271 2 54
    OF Woodling, GeneGene Woodling 125 395 121 .306 10 58
    OF Bauer, HankHank Bauer 133 437 133 .304 10 57
    OF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 127 461 136 .295 21 92

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Noren, IrvIrv Noren 109 345 92 .267 6 46
    Bollweg, DonDon Bollweg 70 155 46 .297 6 24
    Renna, BillBill Renna 61 121 38 .314 2 13
    Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 81 104 26 .250 4 27
    Silvera, CharlieCharlie Silvera 42 82 23 .280 0 12
    Carey, AndyAndy Carey 51 81 26 .321 4 8
    Miranda, WillyWilly Miranda 48 58 13 .224 1 5
    Triandos, GusGus Triandos 18 51 8 .157 1 6
    Babe, LorenLoren Babe 5 18 6 .333 2 6
    Coleman, JerryJerry Coleman 8 10 2 .200 0 0
    Houk, RalphRalph Houk 8 9 2 .333 0 1
    Cerv, BobBob Cerv 8 6 0 .000 0 0
    Brideweser, JimJim Brideweser 7 3 3 1.000 0 3
    Schult, ArtArt Schult 7 0 0 ---- 0 0
    Verdi, FrankFrank Verdi 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Ford, WhiteyWhitey Ford 32 207 18 6 3.00 110
    Raschi, VicVic Raschi 28 181 13 6 3.33 76
    Lopat, EdEd Lopat 25 178.1 16 4 2.42 50
    McDonald, JimJim McDonald 27 129.2 9 7 3.82 43

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Sain, JohnnyJohnny Sain 40 189 14 7 3.00 84
    Reynolds, AllieAllie Reynolds 41 145 13 7 3.41 86
    Kuzava, BobBob Kuzava 33 92.1 6 5 3.31 48
    Blackwell, EwellEwell Blackwell 8 19.2 2 0 3.66 11
    Kraly, SteveSteve Kraly 5 25 0 2 3.24 8
    Miller, BillBill Miller 13 34 2 1 4.76 17

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Gorman, TomTom Gorman 40 4 5 6 3.39 38
    Scarborough, RayRay Scarborough 25 2 2 0 3.29 20
    Schallock, ArtArt Schallock 7 0 0 1 2.95 13
    Schmitz, JohnnyJohnny Schmitz 3 0 0 1 2.08 0

    1953 World Series

    Main article: 1953 World Series

    AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (2)

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Dodgers – 5, Yankees – 9 September 30 Yankee Stadium 69,374
    2 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 4 October 1 Yankee Stadium 66,786
    3 Yankees – 2, Dodgers – 3 October 2 Ebbets Field 35,270
    4 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 7 October 3 Ebbets Field 36,775
    5 Yankees – 11, Dodgers – 7 October 4 Ebbets Field 36,775
    6 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 4 October 5 Yankee Stadium 62,370

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kansas City, Binghamton, Quincy, Norfolk, McAlester[2]

    Notes

    1. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p.21, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
    2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References

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